How did Ford's testimony end?
Ford 's emotionally-charged testimony concluded with her recounting details of her alleged assault and providing lawmakers insight into why she chose to come forward.
Ford at one point explained how one of the most impressing memories from the night of her alleged assault was the laughter shared between Judge and Kavanaugh.
"Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter," Ford explained of her memory from the encounter. "The uproarious laughter between the two, and their having fun at my expense."
In questioning, Ford said she took a polygraph test just after a family member had passed away, calling the entire process "extremely stressful." GOP prosecutor Rachel Mitchell pressed Ford on just who paid for the polygraph exam, to which her lawyers, who are reprsenting Ford pro-bono, said that they had footed the bill.
The prosecutor and Chairman Grassley also pressed Ford on past claims that she was unable to travel to Washington due to an anxiety about flying.
Asked about newspaper reports that she had anxiety about flying and wanted Senate investigators to interview her at home in California, Ford said she was hoping to avoid a flight to Washington. "I eventually was able to get up the gumption with the help of some friends and get on the plane," she said.
Ford also told Mitchell that the symptoms of post-traumatic stress that she had experienced as a result of her alleged assault were "multi-factorial," and many things may have contributed to it.
However, she said that "biological predispositions" could have intensified her symptoms, but that she had never experienced anything as "striking" as the alleged assault that would contribute to the symptoms.